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Future Leaders in News

Future Leaders in News

Focused course for new and aspiring news leaders

Next date: 29-30 November. Fully booked

Upcoming dates: 28-29 March 2019; 16-17 May 2019; 21-22 November 2019

Whether you have recently assumed a news leadership role, aspire to hold one, or you are a journalist or media manager resuming a leadership role, our Future Leaders in News course aims to help you:

  • Gain insights about your audiences - and act on them
  • Develop your knowledge of project and people management
  • Discover techniques to promote innovation and change
  • Create strategies to address your management challenges
  • Build your network


29 November

Welcome dinner in an Oxford University college

30 November

Session 1: Journalism Exists in the Context of its Audience
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen: Director, Reuters Institute; Professor of Political Communication, University of Oxford; Editor, Reuters Institute Digital News Report

  • Where do different people get their news?
  • How do they think about the content they consume?
  • What do they value and when will they pay?

Session 2: It’s the People, Stupid! Building Trust in Your Organisation
Alexandra Borchardt, Director of Leadership Programmes, Reuters Institute; Former Managing Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany; Lecturer in leadership, Technical University of Munich

  • What to pay attention to when leading people
  • How to focus your strategy
  • Getting beyond groupthink to foster innovation

Session 3: Driving Change in the Newsroom
Anita Zielina, Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute; Former Chief Product Officer, Neue Zürcher Zeitung Media Group, Austria

  • The role of leadership, culture and communication in a transition period
  • Empowering innovation in an existing organisation: Roles, methods and tools
  • Introducing a data-driven mindset and user-centred product development methods


Cost: £995 including lunch and a dinner at an Oxford University college (travel and accommodation not included)
Location: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PS
Registration: Send a brief bio to by 12 November


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